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Berlin Berlin returns to Egg London & we chat with Siopis!


Berlin Berlin returns to Egg London this Saturday March 18th, welcoming for the first time Roman Lindau, Markus Suckut and Berlin’s infamous floating Betriebsfeier party DJs including Coco Berlin, Empro and Siopis. Blurring the boundaries of nightlife to create a party playground where anything goes and pulling out all the stops, Berlin Berlin runs riot whilst pioneering a strict no camera policy (adopted from Berlin) as its young risqué underground crowd party till the sun rises. ‘What goes on in Berlin Berlin, stays in Berlin Berlin’ (!) distilling the true essence of the city’s unique and experimental hedonistic party vibe.

Linking in with one of the world’s 24 hour word-of-mouth quarterly parties, Berlin’s ’Betriebsfeier’ is a unique, free spirited party for true electronic music afficionados held on a boat Hosted by DJs Empro and Coco Berlin, ‘ ’Betriebsfeier’ has run over 50 events over the last 13 years and are hailed for their inclusive wild parties powered by a high quality soundtrack. For their BB/Egg London debut they welcome Siopis who made his name with his very first track “Welcome to Berlin” that went on to be signed as Silversurfer and the Crosstown Rebels’ first release. His DJ Sets and Live Act with Kiki set a unique brandmark on the electronic music landscape.

We catch up with Siopis ahead of his set at Berlin Berlin this Saturday March 18th where he talks about the city and its incredible party scene.

You are resident of the highly acclaimed Betriebsfeier event and how has the past year been and can you tell us about your favourite nights?
Last year Betriebsfeier became one of the best underground parties in Berlin because of it’s originality and the quality of their crowd. It’s a mix between older party people, who always wait to come and meet ..and new ones so it’s kind of a meeting of two generations and that’s why it’s so special. I like it because they don’t have commercial acts or lets say big expensive acts, they keep it underground with Berlin DJs and residents…there is no hype 🙂

Resident at one of the city’s favourite underground clubs, Betriebsfeier, how did you come to be involved with them and how has it changed over this period?
I’ve known Empro for long time and we’ve played a couple of times together in clubs in Berlin like Bucht and Sisyphos. I’ve always loved his sound and he keeps it real. He’s has a great personality and is very funny and we get on so that’s how come he asked me to play. So I played and everything flowed really well and it was a great party. Coco Berlin, the other founder member of Betriebsfeier is also a lovely guy that has a big personality. I met him in an afterhours in Berlin which I think was on Friday morning..lol 🙂 we connected straightaway.

How does Betriebsfeier fit into the Berlin scene and why is the city attracting so many DJs, producers etc? Is this also reflected in the club scene and what producers, djs and clubs are you inspired by right now?
I don’t think it’s anything new as Berlin has always attracted lots of DJs and producers and everyone has their own idea and philosophy about why they came to the city. Berlin’s changed a lot over the last few years and it’s become more expensive and more people are moving to Berlin, not only because of the artistic scene. If the the big artist institutions like Tacheles, which I was so happy to be there over the last few days and sharing my studio with Sunday Luv and Sander Markey, keep putting their rents up then slowly artists will move to other cities or a bit further from the centre of Berlin.
The club scene in Berlin is still wonderful, and for me it’s the the best for parties in the world. 🙂

The sound in the clubs in Berlin is constantly changing and developing – what is currently in vogue across the dance floors?
Its’ so different with so many styles of clubs and DJs and it’s always been a techno city with house lovers and ragga roots so it’s a mix between everything and all the styles.

What do you see as the differences between the London and Berlin scene?
There’s a big difference as Berlin’s not as strict like London. It’s easier to smoke everywhere so the dance floor vibe doesn’t get killed, which is an important part I think and destroys the groove of the party people.

You can grab tickets below!

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: Berlin Berlin: Roman Lindau, Markus Suckut, Gareth Wild tickets from Skiddle.

Ticket sales by Skiddle Promotion Centre

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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